Gia Coppola’s directorial debut based on James Franco’s collection of short stories has been named the centerpiece screening at the upcoming 57th San Francisco International Film Festival.

Pixar’s John Lasseter will receive the George Gund III Craft Of Cinema Award, while Stephen Gaghan will collect the Kanbar screenwriting award and film historian David Thomson receives the Mel Novikoff Award.

Festival top brass have unveiled the line-up of 168 films. As previously announced, The Two Faces Of January (pictured) and Alex Of Venice bookend the event.

The festival runs from April 24–May 8. For full details of the programme click here.